January-February 2020 – During January and February, TRADITION’s PhD student, Thiago Fossile, was spending lots of time in the Department of Preshitory’s Laboratori d’Arqueozoologia at UAB. Thiago’s PhD involves analysing archaeological faunal remains with a range of techniques (stable isotopes, bone taphonomy, metrics, palaeoproteomics) to investigate links between fishing, climate change, technology and historical events on aquatic resources from pre-Columbian to historical times. And … Continued
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In February 2020 Alice Toso, one of our team members, was in Brazil to start the sampling for isotopic analysis. The first week was spent at the Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (MArquE) in Florianopolis where human and animal samples were prepared for shipping. The second week Alice was hosted by the Museu Arqueologico de Sambaqui in Joinville (MASJ) and the third week … Continued
Our sampling programme and lab work in Brazil and Spain have been put on hold due to the current situation with Coronavirus. We are working from home (reviewing literature, working on meta-analyses of published data, improving/developing protocols, planning and networking), adapting to this new reality while staying connected and having periodic meetings. We are all … Continued
March 2020 – The PI attended a research workshop in Brasilia (Brazil) hosted by CNPq and promoted by the Conselho Nacional das Fundações de Amparo à Pesquisa (Confap), in partnership with the British Academy and Newton Fund. The workshop involved researchers across all career stages who were interested in an interdisciplinary discussion on issues related … Continued
March 2020 – The second round of meetings in Brazil with TRADITION partners started in March at the Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia – thank you to Professor Carlos Alberto Etchevarne for your support and collaboration. We were planning to also meet Professors Tania Andrade Lima and Andrea Lessa at the Museu Nacional da Universidade … Continued
October-November 2019 – First meetings in Brazil with TRADITION partners at Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Núcleo de Apoio à Pesquisa sobre Populações Humanas em Áreas Úmidas Brasileiras da Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Geociência da Universidade de São Paulo, Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia da Universidade Federal de … Continued
TRADITION was presented at the XX Congresso da Sociedade de Arqueologia Brasileira, that was held from the 4th to 8th of November, in Pelotas (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). Our session HISTORICAL ECOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY IN LOWLAND SOUTH AMERICA was a great success. We had the opportunity to meet some of our partners and … Continued